Macau Jockey Club

Postcards from Macau Hong Kong Trophy Day at Taipa (Macau Racing - Part 2)

Photo: Zarya Volya

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Monday, 22 April, 2013, 8:31pm 1 comment

Combative, willing and unpretentious (Macau racing - Part 1)

Macau racing fan. Photo: Zarya Volya

With a tote board with a reputation of being more random than the roulette wheels at the nearby Cotai Strip casinos, and nasty rumours of books being cooked and bets being cancelled suspiciously late - plus a turf track that seems perpetually water-logged – you could say the Macau Jockey Club has it’s share of problems with how it is perceived by the public.

23 Apr 2013 - 11:31am

Massive fine for Macau's Moore

Leading Macau trainer Gary Moore has been fined HK$500,000 - a sum believed to equal the world record - for a positive drug test returned by one of his horses, but will be allowed to continue his fight for the championship.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HK stars flop badly in soggy conditions

Hong Kong horses drew a blank in the return leg of the interport trophy on a soft surface that heavily favoured front runners, but the visitors at least salvaged something from the day as Olivier Doleuze surged to an emotional and dominant Macau Derby victory.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong faces acid test in interport

Macau runners were disappointing away from home in the first leg of the interport trophy, but persistent rain could further swing the advantage in favour of the locals in the return tie at the Taipa racecourse on Sunday.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Officials upset over MJC's handling of Ba Ba

As the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races recede into history for another 12 months, the Jockey Club is set to make its feelings known with the Macau Jockey Club regarding the resurrection of a CXHKIR hero on Taipa.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Dynamic Blitz fizzles on tough wet track

Hong Kong-trained sprinter Dynamic Blitz failed in another attempt at international glory last night as he found the 1,300m of the Macau Sand Premier Cup too testing.

The Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained dirt-tracker was stuck in the wet Taipa sand as wire-to-wire winner Golden Star stormed to a dominant victory.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Interport races have run out of steam

For an idea symptomatic of what was described at the time as an unprecedented level of co-operation between the Hong Kong and Macau racing jurisdictions, the interport events must now have come full circle.

How else could anyone describe the programming of Sunday's race at Taipa?

15 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Interport meetings can't hide that Macau will always be the poor relation

The fifth running of the Hong Kong-Macau friendship series on the weekend must surely be an appropriate time for reflection on what the interport events have actually achieved.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Chin comeback talk crushed

The Jockey Club last night crushed speculation of a Stanley Chin Kin-Ming return, denying his comeback winner in the Hong Kong-Macau Trophy would lead to his being invited back into the Hong Kong jockey ranks.

23 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


Minimum bets and dividends

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Jockey Club expects $30b in soccer gambling

More than $30 billion will be wagered on soccer through the Jockey Club this year, its chairman said yesterday, a day after police smashed a $100 million World Cup betting racket in Macau.

26 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

betting pools

Tierce Selecting three horses which finish first, second and third in exact order.

Trio Selecting three horses that finish first, second and third in any order.

Win Selecting the horse that wins the race.

Place The selected horse must finish first, second or third.

15 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Redwood Falls enjoys perfect ride

The racing name which has been in the news for all the wrong reasons for the past six months burst back into positive territory yesterday at Taipa racecourse as Redwood Falls caused a massive upset in the Macau Hong Kong Trophy.

6 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Racehorse trainer Bruce Hutchison dies in Macau

Former Hong Kong racehorse trainer Bruce Hutchison died suddenly in Macau yesterday morning of a suspected heart attack. He was 63.

Hutchison trained in Hong Kong for 23 seasons until June 2001. He enjoyed a two-year break from the rigours of the game but took out a licence with the Macau Jockey Club this season and had prepared two winners there.

24 Jul 2005 - 12:00am